To Portsmouth! To Portsmouth! It is a gallant town: And there we will have a quart of wine with a nutmeg brown, Diddle down! The gallant ship, tje Mermaid, the Lion, hanging stout, Did make us to spend there our sixteen pence all out. Diddle down!
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Melvill David , "To Portsmouth", published 1612 [vocal quartet], a round in Book of Roundels [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Linda Godry
This text was added to the website: 2009-01-17
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Word count: 46